Maritime transport in India handles 95% of the trade by volume, a key part of the economy.


of India's trade, by value, is handled by shipping.


growth rate recorded by India's 12 major ports.


tonnes of cargo handled by major Indian ports in FY19


largest maritime country in the world by capacity.


minor ports around India apart from 12 major ocean ports.


FDI allowed under automatic route in ports and shipping.


to be invested on 415 projects under the Sagarmala Programme.


initiatives to boost Indian ports' annual capacity by 100m tonnes.


worth 67 projects being implemented by private sector in shipping.

2.5bn tonnes

of total cargo traffic expected in the country by 2024-25.

Indian Ports Association


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To foster growth and development of all major ports

ICC Shipping Association

+91 22 28510444

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To facilitate and grow the Indian coastal shipping trade

Indian National Shipowners Association

+91 - 22 - 2218 2105

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INSA is committed to promote the overall development of the industry

Shipyards Association of India

+91 11 22742125

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Association of Shipyards to promote the cause of shipyards for construction and repair of ships, floating crafts and those engaged in ship ancillary industries

Sagarmala Project


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To reduce logistics cost for EXIM and domestic trade with minimal infrastructure investment

Investment Opportunities

  • Port Construction and Maintenance -100% FDI allowed in port and harbour construction and maintenance.
  • US$20.8bn worth investment opportunities in port and shipping made available with policy amendments.
  • The government has eased restrictions on movement of foreign-registered vessels between Indian ports.
  • Port Connectivity Enhancement - Multi-modal logistics parks coming up across India connecting hinterland.

Key Investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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